Wageningen goes Arts & Design

Poster Wageningen Goes Arts and DesignRUW and the Cultural Geography Chair group present: Nature, food, animals and  landscape – seen through the eyes of artists and designers.

What? Lecture and discussion
When? Thursday 27 February, 19-21
Where?  Forum C314

Sascha Landshoff (DeTostiFabriek – The Toastie Factory)
In Amsterdam, the experimental project ‘Tosti Fabriek’ was set up, producing all the ingredients for a toastie in an old factory. Grain was harvested and turned into bread, pigs were kept to produce ham and cows were milked to produce cheese. What does this project tell us about cycles of production and the relations between people, food and cities?

Henriette Waal (Outdoor Brewery)
How can you make the landscape drinkable? Henriette is an artist and designer (Design Academy Eindhoven) who made an outdoor installation for beer brewing. She uses rainwater and wild plants for brewing beer, turning the landscape into an ingredient.

‘Bartaku’ (Plant based photo-voltaic cells)
How can we use plants to generate energy? Bart Vandeput not only investigates the energy potential of plant based photovoltaic cells, but in the process generates new ways of relating to energy (consumption): what if we could eat it? And generate electricity with our body?

This lecture is the kick-off for a Capita Selecta ‘Environmental Humanities’ about the relation between science, technology and art. Inspired by your essay and in conversation with you, students of the Rietveld Academy of Arts will work on creating designs which will be exhibited in Wageningen. More info about the course (5th period, 3ECTS): Clemens.Driessen@wur.nl